Electric Vehicle Technology

29 May 2023   -   03 Jun 2023
Mechanical Engineering
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Unlike internal combustion technology, which uses combustion and pressure to propel a vehicle, electric vehicles, or EVs, are propelled by electromagnetism. These vehicles use electricity, typically stored in a battery, to power an electric motor. EV technology is used in hybrid electric vehicles, or HEVs plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs and battery electric vehicles, or BEVs.   

Electric vehicle technology has advanced rapidly since its introduction, and today there are many plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicle options available on the market. But how, exactly, do electric vehicles work and what are their advantages? Answer to all these questions will be covered in this course.

The overall course content of this program are as follows:


  • Introduction to Electric Vehicle (EV) technology

  • Vehicle dynamics: Power equation, power requirement for rolling motion, modelling real world conditions for an EV

  • Electric motors for EV: Motor efficiency and maximum acceleration

  • Batteries: Fundamentals, Li-ion battery, battery characteristics, EV charging

  • EV controllers

  • Fuel cell, PEM fuel cell

  • Efficiency and emissions of EVs

  • Thermal management of EVs

  • Incentives and barriers for EV technology

  • Present status and future of EVs

  • Employment opportunity in EVT

  • Scope for research on EVT